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Posted by Alex May-Sealey, Staff Assistant, Visitors Office on April 14, 2014
First Lady Michelle Obama has picked the winning designs of this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll Poster Contest.  Elementary and middle school students from across the country submitted entries that featured artwork relating to this year’s theme “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape.”  Posters will be handed out as a prize to children who win the Easter Egg Roll or Egg Hunt, and programs will be distributed to all guests at the event.
Posted by Kasie Coccaro on April 10, 2014
It's almost time for the 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll, and Bo and Sunny gave us the go-ahead to reveal some of the special guests who will be joining them on the South Lawn! Jim Carrey, Ariana Grande, and Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri will all be there, and we've still got a few more surprises up our sleeves.
Posted by Kasie Coccaro, Associate Director of Online Outreach, Office of Digital Strategy on April 7, 2014
Ed. note: This is cross-posted from The White House blog. See the original post here.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let’s Move! on April 4, 2014
Yesterday, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted members of the United States Olympic and Paralympic teams at the White House to commemorate their exemplary performance during the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Posted by Elyse Cohen, Deputy Director, Let’s Move! on April 3, 2014
Yesterday, the First Lady welcomed local students and FoodCorps leaders on the South Lawn for the sixth annual planting of the White House Kitchen Garden. The garden was first planted in 2009 to commence a nationwide conversation on healthy eating and inspired the First Lady to launch Let’s Move!
Posted by Boston Public Health Commission and Boston Healthy Childcare Initiative on March 25, 2014
As part of the Boston Public Health Commission, the Boston Healthy Child Care Initiative (BHCCI) is helping programs implement best approaches to support healthy eating and physical activity for young children using evidence-based practices, including Let’s Move! Child Care.
Posted by Pamela Bryant, Health Communications Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on March 21, 2014
California State University at Chico (Chico State) has made great strides with a two-year grant from the California Department of Health’s Obesity Prevention Program (COPP).  Chico State is putting policy into action and helping to prevent obesity in low-income preschool settings. Through its Center for Nutrition and Activity Promotion (CNAP), Chico State has worked with child care facilities and organizations and early education staff to implement best practices for physical activity. It has also conducted pilot research on an inexpensive solution to help children increase physical activity and burn more energy on the playground.
Posted by AJ Pearlman, Associate Director for Policy, Let’s Move! on March 20, 2014
We all know there’s nothing like a healthy, home-cooked meal.  So the next time you’re planning time together with your family, spend it in the kitchen. Cooking at home is the perfect way to teach and encourage kids to develop their own healthy habits. Research has shown that children who help with cooking and meal preparation are more likely to consume fruits and vegetables, and they are more aware of the importance of making healthier food choices.
Posted by Greg Beach, FoodCorps Service Member, Cambridge, Massachusetts on March 19, 2014
Picture this. The September sun warms a gathering of students and the ground where they work. The surrounding plot is lush and ripe for harvest. Fists full of soil, the children dig diligently with the hope that their seeds will establish strong roots before the frost seals the soil until spring. With furrowed brows, the students consider the importance of their work: What will we do if this newly seeded crop of winter wheat fails to sprout?
Posted by Pattijo Shaffer, Associate Vice President, Lakeview Child Center, Inc. on March 18, 2014
Families of children at Lakeview Child Center at Hamilton in Mercer County, New Jersey are thrilled about Let’s Move! Child Care (LMCC). The center has approximately 100 children ages 6 weeks to 6 years enrolled in their program and as a member of Robert Wood Johnson Health System, Lakeview Child Center has the unique ability to coordinate hands-on learning activities with hospital providers.